Practical workshops are led by practising artists. Pupils can experiment with a wide range of materials and techniques in a stimulating and enjoyable environment.

Most workshops last 2.5 hours and begin with a tour in the gallery.

Up to 33 pupils - £100 per workshop
Up to 16 pupils - £50 per workshop

We appreciate that cost can sometimes be an issue and have already subsidised these workshops; however for schools that genuinely are unable to pay, we may be able to offer financial assistance.




Tours for pre-school children; taking a fun approach to looking at art, children will learn how to explore and interact with selected artworks in a variety of exciting and stimulating ways.

This tour is 45 minutes in duration.

Developing Critical Responses to Art

Explore the collection through interactive drawing exercises to encourage observation, discussion as well as providing students with a fuller understanding of the art on display.

Eduardo Paolozzi

Explore the influences, processes, techniques and breadth of art works produced by the late, great, Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi. This tour focuses on Paolozzi's studio reconstruction and selected works of art at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two.

Eye Spy

Taking a fun approach to looking at art, children will learn to investigate the ideas and stories hidden within a painting. Using a variety of sensory approaches and props, parents, teachers and children will be encouraged to explore the gallery and respond to selected artworks. These gallery-based sessions have been designed to assist the 3-5 curriculum.

This tour is 45 minutes in duration.

Highlights tour

Led by gallery educators, discover some of the highlights in the collection at the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery or Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art during this introductory visit.

Lively discussion and activities are encouraged!


Explore the rich and varied landscapes in the Scottish National Gallery's collection and examine different techniques that artists have used to produce them.


Stories in Art

Every picture has a story to tell, using selected works groups are encouraged to explore the stories through artists’ clues.